Husband is Picky Eater

Shellie - posted on 04/06/2015 ( 9 moms have responded )

6

0

2

I'm struggling to prepare nutritious, delicious meals for my family because of my picky husband. He won't touch mushrooms, tomatoes, tuna, etc. really basic things. I'm considering cooking what I want for myself and kids and let him fend for himself but I feel like that would cause marital stress.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Chana - posted on 04/07/2015

472

0

26

My husband is not picky and neither are our children but there are certain things that he likes that I don't and vice versa. I make theses things on occasion but when I do I always make sure that there are other things that we, the person who doesn't like the food, will eat. However, I also do that for my kids because my youngest is 2 1/2 and like most that age she can be picky. We always have meat, potatoes/rice/pasta and a vegetable. As long as you are making meals that have at least two components that he will eat I would worry too much about it. Marriage is about give and take, compromise, etc. he needs to compromise on what he eats and you need to be willing to work around it a little bit. My husband hates cassoroles but I love them so I compromise and only make them once in awhile, he loves deer meat and I don't so I find ways to make it that I don't mind terribly. That is just what you do. Since we have been married we have both learned to eat things that we didn't before. Now there are still a few things that neither of us will eat but that is OK too.

9 Comments

View replies by

Jodi - posted on 04/08/2015

3,562

36

3907

"He turned up his nose and basically threw a fit."

Seriously, tell him to grow up. He's an adult. He shouldn't be throwing a fit over what is served at dinner time. Tell him he can start cooking his own meals if he's going to be so fussy.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2015

9,604

0

22

I agree, cook what you want for the family and let him work around what he dislikes.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/07/2015

13,264

21

2015

As far as why daddy doesn't have to eat certain veggies...He's an adult, and can make his own food choices.

Chana - posted on 04/07/2015

472

0

26

Although I agree with Michelle that he is setting a bad example for your son. If he has serious food issues you aren't going to change it at this point in his life. You may be able to get him to try something new or something cooked in a different way but I don't think you are going to get him to eat something that he does not like. I don't like beets or mushrooms, never have and never will but that does not mean I don't make them for my husband. He does not like asparagus or green peppers but that doesn't mean I don't ever make or use them.

Michelle - posted on 04/07/2015

4,210

8

3246

Like I said, tell your husband to grow up and get over the food issues. tell him he is setting a bad example for your child.

Shellie - posted on 04/07/2015

6

0

2

We have been married six years. I recognize compromise is best but it's to the point he is SO picky that if I continue cooking things he likes I will continue to gain weight. I even tried to buy dry pasta that was made with vegetaes. He turned up his nose and basically threw a fit. I tell him his food issues are rediculous. Glad to hear my thought process isn't completely out of line. My main issues revolve around health. I can't eat pasta or mashed potatoes every night. I've gained a lot of weight since we got married and something's got to change. He says he's supportive of my weight loss goals, but then he will try to share buttered popcorn and chips and dip as a snack at night.
Fortunately, our three year old is not picky. I have been firm about not providing alternatives to him so he doesn't develop the same spoiled set of taste buds. But I'm afraid as he gets older he will notice that daddy doesnt have to eat peppers and mushrooms so why should he? So far so good, but I know that day is coming very soon.

Michelle - posted on 04/07/2015

4,210

8

3246

Sorry but I would have made him fend for himself years ago!!!
I would blame his Mother for giving in to his fussiness and I wouldn't have put up with it.
I make 1 meal and my whole family is expected to eat it. I never make really spicy things for the children but always cook something they will eat.
My 5yo will even ask for vegetables with a meal instead of fries/chips.
I would be telling him to grow up and that you are going to be raising your children to be open to all foods and not be fussy like him.

Gena - posted on 04/06/2015

303

1

655

Marital stress over food? My Husband is picky. The only veggies he eats are carrots,mushrooms,peppers and beans. He doesn't eat any sauce or majo/ketchup/mustard. No salad or uncooked tomatoes. I just cook meals for us and he doesn't eat salad..tough luck. He can eat what's on the table..if I make a veggie dish he must just scoop out the veggies he doesn't like. And when we do sandwiches or hamburgers he just leaves out the sauce and salad. If I were you I would just cook and what your hubby doesn't like he must just leave out. Or scoop out what he doesn't like. My husband has never complained. He knows I don't cook special meals for him.
If your husband I complaining then let him cook for himself! Tell him you are not making special meals for him and if he is not happy with what you cook then he must do it himself.
We have never had problems about food. How long have you been with your hubby?Does he complain about your cooking?

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms